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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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One of our most anticipated and highly talked about specialty releases, This hearty dark ale is fermented with our rustic Belgian yeast strain which gives the beer a farmhouse tartness followed by big dark chocolate notes, and hints of black cherries. Fermentation temperatures often climb past 90°F which builds the distinctive flavors. No adjuncts are added to this beer-- these robust layers of flavor are yeast driven. Listen to the lunatic.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikem409 (1800) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap. Pours black tan head. Magic marker and grape aroma. Taste is sour markers weird beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
16oz can to Surly stemmed glass, Thanks John for the beer and the hospitality. A nice dark colored beer, with noticeable hints of belgian yeast and roasted malts. taste has some clear roasted notes followed with slightly tart finish, not puckering just definitely drying, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours unclear dark coffee with a decent beige head, so awesome out of a can. The aroma and flavor both bring light tart notes on a single Belgian stout type of body. It is a little creamy, very smooth with no alcohol at all. Some green apple notes are in there as well but ends a little early.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap. Black with minimal head. Mildly sour with substantial malt. Chocolate and cherry elements. Feels lighter than a stout, but looks the part. Odd, but not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
16oz can .. . weird aroma, creepy grain .. . farmhouse is correct .. . tart and a bit burnt .. . strange but strangely enjoyable .. . . just when I start to think people aren’t so stupid, I remember people buy tuna sandwiches out of vending machines.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Brewery Vivant on 3/29/13. Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, licorice, metal and vinegar. Malty and sour flavor with some chocolate before a roasty and sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5076) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Can: Poured a deep pitch-black color ale with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt with tart cherry notes, some tart notes and some black chocolate. Taste is a complex and rich mix of cherry, roasted malt deep black chocolate notes with light lingering residuals sugar notes with plenty of fruits notes. Body is full with an oily texture and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is a very complex mix which is not as tart as I was expecting. I could see myself drinking this once in awhile but just too powerful for regular consumption.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A more acidic roastiness than would be desired in aroma, but plenty appreciable. Implies a powerful, potent brew. A robust, sexy appearance, even with only the rim of a head. Lacto-sour dominance of flavor. Mouth puckers strongly. Similar to Jolly’s Madrugada... for which I have a soft spot, though less robust and lower viscosity. In sum, one of the two best sour stouts I’ve had, easily.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with somewhat whispy brown head (barrel-aged?) / Bold, interesting nose of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, fruit bread / Medium body, tart, soft carbonation, inky with some sweetness, with fair finish / Fruity, clean flavors of old coffee, chocolate, dark cherry, raisin, licorice / Somewhat simple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Super tart taste as the name says. A tart stout like beer. Cherry flavor. Dark pour with tan head


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